Encouraging effective note-taking in your classes— from Profhacker by Nels Highberg

From DSC:
Ormrod (2008, p. 361) also mentions note taking as an effective learning and study strategy (along with meaningful learning and elaboration, organization, summarizing, comprehension monitoring, mnemonics, identifying important information):

[Note taking] facilitates encoding of materials: By writing information and looking at it on paper, students are likely to encode it both verbally and visually. As evidence of the encoding function of note taking, students remember more when they take notes even if they have no opportunity to review the notes (Howe, 1970, Weinstein & mayer, 1986). In addition, notes serve as a form of concrete external storage for information presented in class.

Ormrod, J. E. (2008). Human learning (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN 9780132327497.